The Age on Tony Briffa: “Choosing the right gender”

Despite a difficult childhood, Tony Briffa is a resilient pragmatist with a wonderful sense of humour, writes Lily Bragge.

When Tony Briffa was born at Altona Hospital in 1970, doctors were unable to determine his gender. The younger of a set of twins, Briffa’s sister Catherine was confidently announced to be a girl, but for Tony, there was much doubt.

More information

The Age, 1 February 2005: Choosing the right gender
The Age, 9 July 2010: Voices of the ‘other’ that need to be heard